A gay Swazi student who was humiliated and tortured by a gang of Russian homophobes has returned to his home country, according to Swaziland government sources.

The 20-year-old man was studying at Shukhov State Technological University in Belgorod, located near Russia’s border with Ukraine, when he was lured to an apartment by the antigay terrorist group Occupy Pedophilia.

Last week, a 33-minute video of the young man being tortured by the group was posted online. It quickly went viral. In it, he is interrupted while taking a shower. He is then slapped, spit on, and forced to have his head shaved and painted. He is also forced to kiss a watermelon before having it smashed in his face. In the process, the back of his head is slammed against a tile wall. Later in the video, he is mocked for his skin color and made to simulate oral sex on a beer bottle.

“While government was gathering information about his case, ‘Gadlela’ came home,” said Swazi government spokesman Percy Simelane. “Due to the trauma he suffered, he went to his family and neglected to contact government on his arrival (as is required for all students returning from study abroad).”

The government spokesman is using a fake name for the student.

Simelane also stated that social welfare workers have visited the rural homestead where the young man lives with his family.

His mother told the Swaziland media that Shukhov State Technological University had called to confirm her son had arrived home.

Describing him as “traumatized”, she said he wished not to be disturbed. He would be returning to his studies in due course, she said, although not at Shukhov.

Earlier this week, the ringleader of Occupy Pedophilia, Maxim Martsinkevich, announced he has fled Russia to avoid charges of “extremism.” At this time, it is not known if the people who terrorized the Swazi student will be charged with anything.

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